WTF,, I don't think anyone here has given you any grief at all, someone makes comments about leaving guns original to preserve history and you go getting all defensive on us Amsdorf.
I've got 2 match Garand's both in original trim as issued and matching numbered,,, one still unopened in the original Camp Perry wood crate as shipped from the factory, lead seals intact and all,,,and one identical that I competed with for many years with. I would no more think of redoing no matter badly worn the one I competed with may be . After all how many all 100% original one's are left out there? Mine stands a chance of becoming a measum piece, yours won't
Hell ya, if it's one that had been re-done before and is all mis-matched to start, as many are ,,no biggie.
Just don't be a ass bag cause someone here has there own ideas on restoring one. Some of us defended this country with them and have our own ideas about butchering history, sorry but just my 2 cents.